Written by | Ray Cornelius
It was all about celebrity hairstylist, Gocha Hawkins, last night at the grand opening celebration for her new Gocha Salon in Midtown-Atlanta. The pint-size beauty was dressed in pink and green garb from head-to-toe and was surrounded by her family, friends, and industry professionals.
Gocha Hawkins and her team of stylists
Hawkins, who is originally from my hometown of Orlando, FL, is the newest member of WEtv’s “L.A. Hair” and was all smiles when her fellow cast members—Dontay Savoy, Naja Rickette, Anthony Pazos, China Upshaw, Terry Hunt and Leah Aldridge—stopped by to congratulate her. Unfortunately, the queen of “L.A. Hair,” Kim Kimble was not able to attend the opening because she was presenting at the Bronner Bros. International Beauty show across town.
Hawkins and her “L.A. Hair” family
Other special invited guests included Phaedra Parks and Carmon Cambrice from Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” along with Quad Webb-Lunceford, LaToya Bush Harris, Dr. Heavenly Kimes and Lisa Nicole from Bravo’s “Married to Medicine.” Also present was Erica Dixon from VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta,” former reality star and book author, Toya Wright, WEtv’s “Cutting It in the ATL” divas Maja Sly, LaKenya Morris and Dedra Allen as well as celebrity stylists Terrence Davidson and Terrance Terry from Oxygen’s “Nail’d It!” There was even as appearance by hair icon John Paul Dejoria, founder of Paul Mitchell systems and owner of Patron Tequila.
Hawkins with Toya Wright, Phaedra Parks and Quad Webb-Lunceford
Gocha has worked her magic on the tresses of a number of celebrities and entertainers including Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Serena Williams, Drake, Keyshia Cole, Christina Milian, Sheree Whitfield, Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams and more. Her business is also the official salon for the Atlanta Hawks dance team and is located at 950 West Peachtree Street, Unit 265 in Midtown-Atlanta.
Check out more photos below:
Cocoa Fab’s Rita K. Davis and with PR maven Angela Watts
“Cutting It In the ATL” stars Lakenya Morris & Maja Sly with Hawkins
Hawkins with Toya Wright
L.A. Hair’s Leah Aldridge
Hawkins with Carmon Cambridge
LHHATL’s Erica Dixon with “Married to Medicine” stars Dr. Heavenly Kimes, LaToya Bush Harris and Lisa Nicole
Hawkins and her “L.A. Hair” Family – Naja, Dontay, China, Anthony and Terry
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